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Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. "I'm not modest," she told The Associated Press in 2013. "I have no modesty. Modesty is a learned behaviour.

Cooper a finalist for Jack Adams Award

THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK - Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche were named finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 people missing after Afghanistan landslide

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan - A landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village Friday in northeastern Afghanistan, leaving as many as 2,000 people missing, a top official said. Badakshan province Gov.
Religious intolerance in Ukraine denounced

Religious intolerance in Ukraine denounced

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is condemning instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions in Ukraine. Among them is the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine identify themselves.
South Korean ferry sinks; some dead, hundreds missing

South Korean ferry sinks; some dead, hundreds missing

SEOUL, South Korea - A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by d
Three shot, killed in suburban Kansas City

Three shot, killed in suburban Kansas City

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody.
Hillary Clinton ducks thrown shoe at Vegas conference

Hillary Clinton ducks thrown shoe at Vegas conference

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - LAS VEGAS - A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.
Some victims suffered 'life-threatening' wounds: doctor

Some victims suffered 'life-threatening' wounds: doctor

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive. Dr.
UPDATE: At least four dead in Fort Hood shooting

UPDATE: At least four dead in Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A gunman opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing official internal U.S.
Harper, fellow G7 leaders to suspend G8 meetings

Harper, fellow G7 leaders to suspend G8 meetings

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Stephen Harper and his fellow G7 leaders say they are suspending their participation in the Group of Eight until Russia "changes course." In a joint statement, the G7 nations say they will instead meet without Russia.